Are you at the stage in life when the once seemingly infinite hours of study in college or university have done the unthinkable and ended, and you’re now thinking: “What’s next?”? Fear not. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you. BUNAC’s awesome team member Ellie embarked on an incredible gap year to South East Asia – check out her life changing experiences.

After finishing my A-levels I found myself in this exact position. After some research I decided that taking a gap year would allow me to live out my travelling dreams, whilst gaining valuable experiences and giving me time to decide what I wanted to do with my future. I chose to visit Thailand and Vietnam and was not disappointed. From glorious food, white-sand beaches and cities steeped in history, these countries provided an adventure far better than I imagined. I’ve rounded up just some of my most memorable places in these beautiful countries.